Haiti launches campaign season
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) – Haiti officially kicked off its campaign season for parliamentary and presidential elections in October after first-round presidential voting results last year were scrapped because of...

Draft Bill being finalised for land registration, ownership
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Government is finalising a draft Bill to amend legislation governing land registration and ownership. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:02:03 GMT Haiti launches campaign season...

JUTC urges students to update Smarter Card profiles
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is urging students turning 12 years old to update their Smarter Card profiles, to continue benefiting from concessionary fare rates before the August...

Windies face condemnation for India Test farce
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) – Officials remained tight-lipped on Sunday even as condemnation rained down on administrators deemed responsible for the fiasco of a waterlogged outfield that has ruined the fourth and...

#ReadySetRio: Brazil beat Italy to win men's volleyball gold
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – After losing the last two finals, Brazil reclaimed the Olympic men's volleyball gold medal with a 3-0 victory over Italy at the Maracazinho in Rio on Sunday. Local News Sun, 21 Aug 2016...

With Bolt leaving, Olympic track starts search for new faces
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt is leaving and insists he's not coming back. Local News Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:01:11 GMT #ReadySetRio: Brazil beat Italy to win men's volleyball gold...

More actions coming in Ryan Lochte's Olympic scandal — USOC
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Whatever celebration the US Olympic Committee has planned for its return home after a wildly successful Rio de Janeiro Games on the competition front will likely be short-lived. Local News Sun,...

#ReadySetRio: US win third consecutive basketball gold, last title of Rio
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title in seven tries with NBA talent by routing Serbia 96-66 in Sunday's final....

UPDATE: Roadblocks mounted in Kingston after gun battle cleared — Police
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are advising the public that the roadways in the Darling Street and Spanish Town Road areas of downtown Kingston have now been cleared and motorists are able to traverse the area. ...

UPDATE: Play abandoned on fourth day of Windies vs India Test
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) – Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled for a third consecutive day on the scheduled fourth day of the fourth and final Test between the West Indies and India at the Queen's...

'IS child bomber' kills at least 51 at Turkey wedding
Jamaica Observer

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AFP) – A suicide bomber as young as 12 killed at least 51 people at a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, pointing the finger at the Islamic State group. Local News Sun,...

Funding to prevent cholera crucial to advance development in Haiti — UNICEF
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says funding to prevent cholera in Haiti is crucial to advance development in the French-speaking Caribbean country. Local News Sun, 21...

T20 mentality hindering Test development, says Garner
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Fast bowling legend Joel Garner says the successful emergence of Twenty20 cricket has dulled the appetite of younger players for the longer version of the game, and has also...

Cops find ganja in car trunk, arrest 3
Jamaica Observer

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Three men were taken into custody following the seizure of approximately 60 pounds of ganja on the Mandela Highway in St Catherine, yesterday. Local News Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:17:27 GMT T20...

Schools to get more money for maintenance
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Infant, all-age, primary and junior secondary schools across the island are to benefit from a 90 per cent increase in maintenance grants at the beginning of the new school term in September....

ONLINE POLL: Gov’t should impose stiffer penalties to tackle road fatalities
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eighty-three per cent of the 3,873 respondents to the OBSERVER ONLINE poll: Should the government impose stiffer penalties to tackle the high number of road fatalities, said yes. Local News Fri,...

#ReadySetRio: Jamaica through to 4x400 women relay final
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Jamaica’s women’s 4x400m relay team a short while ago won their heat to advance to the final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil tomorrow. Local News Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:11:36 GMT ONLINE...

#ReadySetRio: Jamaica clock season’s best to advance in men's 4x400
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The Jamaican 4x400 male quartet has advanced to the final in a season’s best time of 2.58.29 seconds at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Local News Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:04:22...

#ReadySetRio: US NBA stars beat Spain to reach Rio final
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) –Two-time defending champion United States, led by NBA star Klay Thompson's 22 points, advanced to the Rio Olympics gold medal game by defeating Spain 82-76 Friday in a rematch of the...

J’cans urged to build on Garvey’s legacy
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaicans are being urged to build on Garvey’s rich and enduring legacy by preserving his message of self-reliance and racial pride as a heritage for future generations. Local News Fri,...

Traffic changes for Constant Spring Road, Maxfield Avenue on the weekend
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that vehicular traffic along a section of Constant Spring Road and Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew will be curtailed this weekend. Local News...

#ReadySetRio: Coe promises post-mortem into empty seats at athletics
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – Track and field performances at the Rio Games are guaranteeing one of the best Olympics ever, IAAF president Sebastian Coe told AFP Friday, admitting however that there would be a...

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